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mmp121
25th March 2003, 13:58
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20030324/i/1048549303.2952872011.jpg

I couldn't believe it when I saw it, but it seems like Dolphins are being used to help locate mines. It says that they have been used by the military since the 1970's!

I wonder how long it will take PETA to condone the military for using dolphins in this manner.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/890520.asp?0ql=c8p

Moderators, if this belongs in the Temp Forum, my humble apologies, and please move it.

Jammrock
25th March 2003, 14:04
Yup, they use them to search for scuba divers with bombs, too. They are trained in CA and they have several of them swimming around US ships in the Gulf.

They have also trained seals and various other animals to do similar tasks.

Jammrock

Brian R.
25th March 2003, 14:05
Handling dolphins must be a sweet job compared with marching to Bagdad. :)

Dr Mordrid
25th March 2003, 14:40
Not necessarily. Those de-mining operations can at times make being in the 3rd Infantry look pretty tame :eek:

Dr. Mordrid

Wombat
25th March 2003, 16:49
Yeah, and if you think that's cool, you should see what they can do when those giant Soviet squid come knocking!

cjolley
25th March 2003, 18:15
Originally posted by Wombat
Yeah, and if you think that's cool, you should see what they can do when those giant Soviet squid come knocking!

Sushi?
chuck

Jessterw
25th March 2003, 21:12
Actually dolphins have been used in the military since WWII (can't recall if it was during or after) in one capacity or another. However I doubt it was offically reported until later as at the time it might have seemed too silly. Their use was mainly to assist divers at the time.

Novdid
25th March 2003, 23:06
Originally posted by Wombat
Yeah, and if you think that's cool, you should see what they can do when those giant Soviet squid come knocking!

Another RA2 player shows his real self!!!:)

mmp121
25th March 2003, 23:19
Novdid you beat me to the punch :D

Sethos
26th March 2003, 06:09
Yeah I head about them this morning they are using them currently in the ports around Umm Casar (<-- SP = bad) to demine them. Apparently they are doing a great job of it...

~Sethos